Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • Kremlin: Moscow awaits U.S. decision on possible Trump and Putin meeting in Osaka

    The Kremlin expressed hope that the meeting between the U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place, stating that Moscow did not receive a definite decision on this matter from Washington, reports the Interfax news agency.

    “We know that Trump has spoken of his desire to meet, but unfortunately we can also state that, unfortunately, (the U.S .Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo did not bring any concrete proposals about organizing such a meeting on the sidelines …

  • Pompeo threatens Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov with new sanctions

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who for the first time traveled in this capacity to Sochi to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin, did not come empty-handed.

    After publicly announcing his desire to “improve relations with Russia”, “find common ground” and reach an agreement on Venezuela, Pompeo threatened the Russian leaders with new sanctions.

    A new sanction bill was put forward in the US House of Representatives on 10 May, only two days after …

  • U.S. Secretary of State urges Russia to release Ukrainian sailors

    Washington hopes that Moscow will be able to negotiate with the new government in Ukraine and release Ukrainian sailors who were detained in the Kerch Strait, stated U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Interfax reports.

    "We want Russia to reach out to the new Ukrainian government to find a way out of this situation. We also urge the Russian government to release the representatives of the crew that were captured in the Kerch …

  • US Secretary of State heads to Russia for talks with Putin and Lavrov

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov this week. Pompeo’s visit to Russia will take place in a time of discord between the two countries on a number of critical issues, including the situation in Venezuela and Iran as well as Russia's interference in the 2016 US elections.

    Pompeo left for Moscow on Sunday. This will be his first visit to Russia as the leading representative of American diplomacy.

    Top US …

  • Japanese Foreign Minister: Peace treaty negotiations with Russia must be accelerated

    Tokyo would like the peace treaty negotiations with Russia to be concluded as soon as possible, said Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in a press conference in Sapporo, Hokkaido, after returning from a visit to Moscow.

    The foreign minister stressed the importance of finding an arrangement that satisfies both parties.

    “We would like to conclude these negotiations as quickly as possible, taking into account the old age of the former inhabitants of the four northern islands. We must conclude …

  • Lavrov after talks with Pompeo: US does not want war in Venezuela

    After meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday 6 May, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters that no one in the world wants the Venezuelan crisis to end in war. However, he believes that any US military operation in the Latin American country could have catastrophic consequences.

    “From my contact with American and other colleagues – European and Latin American – I do not see any proponents of a reckless military solution. I hope that this understanding which we …

  • Lavrov: Russia will ensure safety of Northern Sea Route

    Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, commenting on the statement by the U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, stated to the journalists that the Northern Sea Route is a national traffic artery, and Russia will ensure its safety.

    "We [with Pompeo] did not discuss the Northern Sea Route. The Northern Sea Route is the Russian national artery. As a coastal state, we are fully responsible for the safety of the operation of this route in full compliance with international law. Just as …

  • Maduro asks Russia for more soldiers and protection from sanctions

    The contingent of Russian soldiers in Venezuela may be enlarged, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced on Monday after a visit to Moscow where he met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    Arreaza said that, in addition to military support, Caracas is counting on Russia’s support to overcome the US financial sanctions that have cut off the Nicolas Maduro regime from a significant portion of its oil dollars.

    “We hope that with Russia’s support we will be able to establish …

  • Lavrov: Russia is monitoring negotiations between Warsaw and Washington regarding U.S military deployment in Poland

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergeye Lavrov announced that a planned increase in the number of the U.S. soldiers in Poland would be a violation of the fundamental Russia-NATO act.

    “This reflects the United States’ policy of breaking all the security arrangements in the Euro-Atlantic region. In this case, it is about undermining one of the key provisions of the founding act between Russia and NATO, according to which substantial combat forces in the territory of new NATO members should not be …

  • Lavrov: Russia will no longer listen to the United States lectures

    The Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, in an interview with the program Main subjects with Olga Belova on the TV channel Star, announced that Russia no longer intends to attend Russia-NATO Council meetings, and will participate only at the military level.

    He noted that “if Washington wants serious talks, it is necessary to assemble a Russia-NATO Council at the military level”.

    According to Sergey Lavrov, this is decision is based on the fact that Moscow is no longer going to “listen …